Stress-related disorders linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Patients with PTSD and other disorders are at 80% increased risk of dementia, reports Chinese study

Stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases, according to a new Chinese study.

Stressed person

In the population-matched cohort, the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases per 1000 person-years was 1.50 among individuals with stress-related disorders versus 0.82 among individuals without stress-related disorders.

This translated into a significant 57% increase in risk of neurodegenerative diseases among those with stress-related disorders.

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